I like the sound of Government 2.0: Collaborate with citizens online and you can change government from a sewer-dwelling raccoon into a purring housecat.
Social media lets us try for a kind of politics that was impossible until now. I hope for great results. For many, Government 2.0, or “collaborative government,” will mean just “friending” a local cop. But in full flower, Government 2.0 can mean far better service, and far more government-and-citizen collaboration than ever before.
Even before we had social media, the glare of public attention was a proven antidote for bad politics. Citizens getting up their elbows in policymaking has always been another strong medicine.… Read the rest “Hoping for Citizen 2.0”